Grant Funding Sources for Climate Action in Africa and Applying for This Funding

1) There are many foundations that have publicly committed to supporting climate action including the following:

a) Africa Philanthropy NetworkAPN is the only continent-wide network of organizations and individuals in Africa and its diaspora that promotes the culture of philanthropic giving.

b) East Africa Philanthropy Network: Climate Change Philanthropy Working Group

c) Philanthropy For Climate is a global movement of over 670 foundations committed to taking urgent action on climate change.

d) List of Foundations Recommended by Bard.Google.com: Contact information of foundations that fund climate action in Africa

e) List of Foundations Recommended by Chat.openai.com: Contact Information of Foundations that Fund Climate Action in Africa Based on Questions Asked to ChatGPT

2) As a result of online artificial intelligence (AI) services, it is now possible to write customized proposals quickly.  In addition to the general AI services such as ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, there are services such as HyperwriteAI and  Fund Writer AI.

3) Overview video about AI services by Bloomberg: New Jobs of the AI Age, Nov. 29, 2023

4) “Prompt Engineering”, which is a process of structuring text that can be interpreted and understood by a generative AI model.  To view info about this topic, visit: Prompt Engineering.  Given below is a Google Slides presentation prepared by Elnaz Ghanbaryfar (click image to move to next slide):

5) Links to pages created by ChatGPT based prompts shown in slideshow:

a) Brief Proposal for Green Methanol

b) Brief Proposal for Implementation of a Biochar Project in Nigeria

c) Letter of Inquiry created by ChatGPT for Proposal of Implementation of a Biochar Project in Nigeria

6) Links to some youtube videos about how best to create a prompt to get the result you are seeking from a generative AI model, such as ChatGPT:

a) ChatGPT Tutorial – A Crash Course on Chat GPT for Beginners by Adrian Twarog, Dec 12, 2022

b) Grant Writing with ChatGPT by Kim Peterson from Cedar Fundraising, Apr 20, 2023

c) Use AI to Write a Proposal 10X Faster by Technical Writer HQ, Feb. 22, 2023

d) How to Write Project Proposal using ChatGPT for UG, MSc, and PhD by EPIC Mentorship, Feb 22, 2023

e) Master the Perfect ChatGPT Prompt Formula (in just 8 minutes)! by Jeff Su, Aug 1, 2023

7) Given below is some information about writing letters of inquiry (LOI):

a) Instrumentl.com: How to Write a Letter of Inquiry for Grant Funding

b) LiveAbout.com: How to Write a Letter of Inquiry to a Foundation

c) Candid.org: What should be included in a letter of inquiry?

d) GetFullyFunded.com: How to write a killer Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to get a grant

8) Given below is some information about writing grant proposals:

a) Planning and Writing a Grant Proposal: The Basics – Grant Proposal Writing is Exciting, Imaginative Work

b) GRANT NEWS, RESOURCES: How to Write a Grant Application: Our Top 10 Tips for Success, Sep. 28, 2022

c) 19 Tips for Stronger Grant Proposals, Oct. 24, 2022

d) Secrets to writing a winning grant, Experienced scientists reveal how to avoid application pitfalls to submit successful proposals, Dec. 20, 2019

d) GRANT WRITING DO’S & DON’TS, ACCORDING TO AN EXPERT, Nov. 08, 2021

e) 7 Tips for Writing an Effective Grant Proposal By Sarah Hubbart

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